Tag archive for "religion"

Grand Mosque Oman

Featured, Oman, Photo Documentaries

A Mosque of Grand Proportions

16 Comments 16 May 2013

I stood staring upwards at the chandelier in the dome of the Saltan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat Oman admiring its soft glow. I was slightly surprised that it gets the dubious title of 2nd largest chandelier in the world. It didn’t seem that large to me, but as our guide Rob was pumping out [...]

Continue Reading
The haunting light of Hagia Sophia

Photo Documentaries, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Unknown Beauty

9 Comments 03 August 2012

“Lady, Lady – audio tour – you want audio tour?” the man behind the counter urgently asked as I briskly walked past the booth. As others were lining up to get their audio tour devices and handing over their lira to learn more about Istanbul’s biggest tour attraction – I decided I didn’t want to [...]

Continue Reading

Featured, Turkey, Videos

Whirling in Religion

13 Comments 31 July 2012

  We arrived at the Dervish Lodge of Karabash-i Veli and I was full of anticipation. Intrepid Travel had arranged for us to see a very local experience of Turkey’s whirling dervish culture. I was busy trying to arrange my scarf over my head in order to be in compliance with the cultural norms for this [...]

Continue Reading
burano island

Featured, Italy

Island Hopping in Venice – Is it Worth It?

21 Comments 26 April 2012

“You have to go to the islands! You have to go to the islands!” everyone kept telling me. Clearly they didn’t fully appreciate my neurosis regarding how stubborn I am. I can’t help it, if everyone keeps telling me to do something, then I really am skeptical about it and the less and less I [...]

Continue Reading
Sherry traveling the world

I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
New here? Then Start Here.

Where am I and Where am I going?

Costa Brava Spain -> Barcelona

Receive Ottsworld Updates via Email

green line
green line

green line